Details on the upcoming HTC One M8 emerge! Meanwhile, Spotify is offering a great deal and a designer shows us how Google would look with Material Design.
UpLeaks is all over Twitter this morning, giving us what he calls an early Christmas gift. The popular Twitter leakster is giving us details on the HTC One M8 successor! The device would be the HTC One M9, otherwise code-named “HTC Hima”.
The upcoming device is said to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 5-inch 1080p screen, VoLTE/CA/LTE Cat.6, Android 5.0 with Sense and a 2840 mAh battery. To make things more interesting, the device will have a 20.7 MP camera… are we talking about a Sony sensor here?!
The front-facing camera could have a 13 MP or a 4 MP U Pixel sensor. The Hima is said to be coming to every major carrier in the USA and it’s already being tested. Look forward to a March, 2015 release date.
Opinion: The HTC One M7 and M8 have become iconic phones. They are pure testament of HTC’s quality manufacturing. HTC needs to live up to those standards, and we can expect what could be the best device in 2015.
Spotify has been offering a free month of Premium subscription to any user who wishes to test the paid program. This holiday season they have an offer that many of you may prefer, though. Spotify is giving you the first 3 months of Spotify Premium for just $0.99!
This is a great deal, as this service usually costs $9.99 a month, the same amount you would be charged if you forget to cancel your subscription before the 3 months are up. Also, you don’t qualify if you have already had your trial period used.
The offer is valid starting today, and will be available until December 31st.
Opinion: I am pretty sure I have used my free trial (at least I think I have), but those of you who haven’t should sign up for this!
Material Design has been spreading across Google apps and services, but the idea of the design language is that it should come to every platform and screen. Of course, Google’s homepage should be part of the deal. Have you ever wondered how Google would look with Material Design elements?
Designer Aurélien Salomon was just as curious, so he sketched some possibilities. You can see them right below.
Opinion: I think these look gorgeous! They are definitely not hard evidence of how Google will look when/if updated, but it gives us a good idea of how things could be. Material Design was such a success. It just fits so well everywhere.